Half of Homes Past Pre-Recession Values

Half of the homes—50.4 percent—in the nation are past their peaks prior to the recession, with 21 of the 35 largest markets at the milestone value, according to the June Zillow® Real Estate Market Report. Based on the Zillow Home Value Index (ZHVI), in June, home prices were up 8.3 percent year-over-year, to a median nationally of $217,300.

Despite half of markets rebounding, the recovery has been uneven, says Aaron Terrazas, senior economist at Zillow.

“Even a decade after the 2008 financial crisis, and five-plus years into the recovery, it’s clear that the housing boom and bust was felt very differently in various markets—and is still being felt today in many,” Terrazas says. “In markets like Las Vegas that got farthest ahead of themselves during the boom, and consequently fell the most, a large majority of homes are still not worth as much today as they…